Einstein’s God letter

Hi there :)

Ya, amidst much chaos this week, I finally found the right piece of information.

A handwritten letter in which Albert Einstein questioned the existence of God is going up for sale on eBay with bids starting at $3 million, just four years after it fetched $404,000 at auction.

Whatever this genius par excellence, this visual treat for every artist around the globe, does becomes news. And of course he always had something new and exciting to say.

Part of the letter reads as follows…

The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.

For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything ‘chosen’ about them.

Spectacularly brilliant as always :)

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